Stina from Naps in the Library was a bit tired of angry comments and wrote a zinger of an article. Like a lot of the internet, it eaves a bit from First Amendment, to the second and over to common sense. The whole thing is worth a read:
Nowhere in the Constitution of the United States is there the addendum, “and @userXXX98panda must approve of each comment typed.”
The Constitution that we both love, outlining how the country we both love must be governed, guarantees us both the right to be who we are.
You don’t have to like me. You don’t have to like the color of my skin, the gender identity I present, the people I love, the god I may or may not pray to, the ballot I fill out, or the many words that will come out of my mouth over the next four years.
You don’t have to like it. But you have to accept me. Why? Because I’m a human being just like you. More to the point?
I am not going away. This is my country, too, and I’ll be damned if anyone tries to take it away from me or makes it unsafe for the people who live here. This is a country for all of us, not just for people who look, sound, act, and believe as you do. This is a country of freedom and integrity.
Oddly enough, I didn’t ask or even investigate to find out Stina’s politics or even gender. [Update: Stina is Christina.] These are good words. I made the best of it stand out in blue. Excellent stuff.